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st arational as it is emotional. martha: where they may be going on their honeymoon is the big question. there are hints that they may be going to australia. which of course would make perfect sense. scuba diving. bill: not new jersey. martha: they are getting out of the u.s., not new jersey. we'll be right back tomorrow, same time same place, see you then. jon: right now breaking developments and brand-new stories this hour. the attack on libya. a ferocious era salt to enforce the no-fly zone and qaddafi's compound among the targets. smoke rises from two damaged reactors. radiation detected in the count three's food and water supply. the 9/11 trials at guantanamo bay, what the lawyers that are
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set to try the cases are selling faction. how they believe the obama administration may be working to keep these cases out of gitmo. all new, all live "happening now." and good morning to you i'm jon scott. jenna: i'm jenna lee. we're so glad you are with us. we are here in the fox newsroom. happening right now we have a fox news alert out of libya. the u.s. navy releasing grand new video of the punishing nighttime assaults on qaddafi forces. they are using b.-2 stealth bombers, jet fighters and tom hawk missiles. jon: qaddhafi's forces come under fire across the count three. the security council set to hold a closed-door meeting on the situation in libya a few hours from now. jenna: in the rebel capitol of benghazi qaddafi tanks were
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blasted. the libyan leader is not about to give up and vowing a long war ahead. rick leventhal is live from benghazi. is there still fighting there. >> reporter: not here. as far as we can tell the front line has moved to the south again, to the town of average a. they were sending their own team to search for qaddhafi troops. there is a presence of the qaddhafi military surrounding the town, not sure if there is fighting within the city limits. the rebels are clear to push toward the western part of the country because of the fact that nato air strikes over the weekend took out a bunch of qaddhafi tanks and heavy armored vehicles that were just south of benghazi that pushed in here over the weekend. jenna: we have talked so much
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about benghazi and rightfully so. there has been so much action around that city in the past couple of weeks. what is the situation like now? >> reporter: saturday morning we were here, and there were tank shells, qaddhafi army tank shells landing 200 yards there the front door here. because of the violence a lot of people left. this is a city of one million people, many thousands have fled out of the city. a lot of them have not come back. the streets are quiet, the stores are closed. we went to the courthouse, that was empty. we looked for an official representative ever the resistance. they say their goal is to push on tripoli. we went to a hospital in benghazi, spoke with a doctor and saw a lot of wounded fighters in the intensive care unit. the doctor told us there were hundreds of people wounded in the fighting and at least 95 killed in that fighting. jenna: so much more to the developing story. rick leventhal in libya, thanks.
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jon: president obama is getting criticism from both sides of the aisle. u.s. command african spokesman is saying that ten to 12 more missiles were fired overnight. some members of congress are outraged they were not consulted before the air strikes began. our chief political correspondent carl cameron is live from washington with details. congress is beginning to grumble about not being consulted what happens now, carl. >> reporter: we heard a lot of the leaders say they were content with the president moving forward as forth of the u.s. coalition just to protect the no-fly zone. lawmakers are starting to worry about mission creep. they want a clear definition of what the u.s.'s role and mission will be. jack reed of rhode island who is a member of the armed services committee says going forward the president will need to to more with congress.
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>> this president should advice us. i think he will notify us, that gives us the opportunity to review what he's done. like lindsey if there is a proposal coming before the congress then i would have no difficulty in supporting the actions to date. >> reporter: senator reid was talking about republican lindsey graham of south carolina who said he didn't think the president would consult congress or would need to to keep the no-fly zone. then came word from john boehner and he made it very clear that republicans are going to want the president to consult with congress. in a statement he said among other things, quote, before any further military commitments are made the administration must do a better job of communicating to the american people and to congress about our mission in libya and how it will be achieved. that was then complimented by the chairman of the house armed services committee who said, quote, going forward the president must inform the american people who what extent
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million tear row force will be used and for how long. are our goals aimed at protect the civilians in libya or pre moving gadhafi from now. to what extent and how long will military sources be utilized it's clear that lawmakers are going to insist on greater engagement in the development of the policy toward libya. they are on vacation, unless they were to be called back for an emergency session. and no one is talking about doing that. jon: thanks, carl. jenna: fox news alert out of japan, two u.s. navy ships moved out of japan due to concerns about radiation. workers at the crippled fukushima plant facing new challenges today, plumes of smoke rising from the damaged reactors forcing some workers to evacuate. the latest set back coming after engineers reported some progress in cooling the reactors and restoring power to some of the cooling systems. on top of that new concerns
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about the safety of food in japan. the government stopping all shipments of spinach from areas around the nuclear plants. also milk shipments also banned from nearby farms. the restrictions coming after health officials say radiation levels exceeded government safety limits, jon. jon: the grim search for victims of the disaster goes on. the scope of the tragedy climbs higher as rescue crews sift through the rubble. right now the death toll is above 8400, almost 13,000 people remain missing. amid all of the tragedy there are moments of joy. rescuers are still pulling some survivors from the wreckage. they found a teenager and his 80-year-old grandmother inside their flattened two story home. the grandson was found standing on top of their collapsed house. crews had to use special equipment to rescue the grandmother who was trapped inside. the rest of their neighborhood absolutely ruined. jenna: let's get the latest from
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global radio news joining us on the phone from tokyo why it is early tuesday morning. so much made of what's happening at the nuclear plant. can you give us an idea of what the status at the reactors is right now? >> reporter: it's a little bit concerning again. the japanese government, the authorities here thought they had things under control. there has been some major breakthroughs in the last couple of days that really were giving us a flicker of hope that this crisis might be at an end. we do have smoke coming out of one of the reactors. the government isn't quite sure what the problem is and they are doing more work on it. they are hoping things will calm down again. they are not quite sure what is causing this. which must of course be ringing alarm bells. jenna: as far as a feeling in tokyo and the rest of japan about reports of radiation being found in food in other areas, what is the reaction so far from
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the public? >> reporter: the public are very concerned. when it gets into the food supply chain like this. in the water and milk, and staples like as you mentioned spinach, that is causing a great deal of concern. shops are already running out of the basics and the necessities and it will be harder for people to find the food that they now need to put on their tables to feed their families. i think that countries around the region, the chinese, taiwanese and south koreans have expressed concern about the food of radioactive particles reaching their people. it's another problem, another side to the crisis here. jenna: so much to continue to watch with this story. thank you so much. global news radio. jon: lots of breaking news overseas today. we are also watching a very dangerous situation in colorado, a raging wildfire there. scorching more than 700 acres just west of golden, on the west
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side of denver. concerns that this fire could spread. jenna: also, massive protests engulfing. violence in the cities of syria, bahrain, iraq. what it means for us here in the united states as well. we are getting new developments by the moment. greg jarrett has what you can find on foxnews.com. >> reporter: that's true this is the place to be, foxnews.com. this is a picture of a protester ever the cairo meeting of the arab league. should u.s. forces in libya be under another country's command? look at that, 78% say no. even in a coalition american forces should always be under american command. 16% says yes, we don't always need to be leading the chargement this is the place to be. we have folks on the ground. check it out, foxnews.com. we'll be right back. [ bob ] i'd love to build bird houses for the rest of my life.
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jenna: right now all eyes on the coalition strike in libya as violence, up risings continue across the middle east. chaos in yemen's capitol where tanks are rolling through the streets there, there a top army commander defecting after recent violence. the syrian army is deploying troops to the site of demonstrations there. thousands marching today at the funeral of a 23-year-old killed by security forces during protests. in bahrain the king is now blaming iran for insurance ta tkpwaeugt hiinstigating.all pube banned in the meantime in sawed saudi arabia. dozens demonstrated at the capitol outside the syrian ministry. a lot going on in this region. we are covering all the details live in jerusalem.
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>> reporter: you know on friday the president of yemen declared a state of emergency and instead of staying in their homes people took to the streets in large numbers demanding that he go. and they are not the only ones. in fact today some very top military and diplomatic figures, includinofficials have defected. they say they are fed up with the three decade rule of the president. the president continues to delude himself, he believes telling some people that he's going to holdout, that he believes he has the support of the majority of the yemen people. in syria hundreds also taking to the streets in the southern downed of dirid. one of five protestors were killed over the weekend took place, the protesters were chanting god, freedom. one of the companies is owned by
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the president of syria. over the weekend hamas claimed responsibility for more than 50 rockets that were lobbed into israel over the weekend. it's the first time in a very longtime that hamas has claimed responsibility for the attacks and the first time we've seen that many rockets being lobbed into israel since 2009. u.s. secretary of defense bob gates will meet with his counterpart in israel later this week. jenna: thank you so much. jon: back to libya and the fallout from two waves of nighttime era salts. the u.s.-led coalition targeting the proqaddhafi forces with b-2 jet bombers, tomorrow hack missiles. the military intervention there could last a while. moammar gadhafi is vowing that there be a long war ahead. one building was destroyed and
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left behind not more than a pile of concrete. joining us now j. t. mcfar land, host of fox news live defcon3. ronald reagan called qaddhafi the madman of the east. you're skeptical. >> when i worked for reagan we had the weinberger principles of war, you should never commit combat forces overseas unless you have a objective that is clearly in america's interest. i'm not sure what the objective is. what do we do once the military part is over? who do you turn the country over? to me the most concerning, what precedent is this setting we have never before in the united states gone to war overseas to protect somebody else's citizens. we've gone to war to rescue ours, in self-defense,
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preemptively in self-defense. why not syria, bahrain, yemen. stphaot argument that susan rice and others were making to the president apparently is that you could have another rwanda genocide on your hands in libya if you don't do something. >> that is absolutely right. you're right to point that out. they were concerned what the world would see is genocide on a mass scale of all the tribes that were against qaddhafi and all the rebels and their families, but it does set up a precedent. now i'm not saying that we should or shouldn't be doing this i'm just concerned of the precedent and also the lack of the clearly defined goal. is it to get qaddhafi, is it not? jon: to echo your thoughts the government in bahrain is accused of having killed its own citizen, bahrain a friendly country towards the united states. does that mean we would go to war in bahrain.
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>> i don't know, that's the problem this is all very fuzzy to me. what is the goal? we don't know what the goal is. do we have a strategic interest in libya no we don't. that is french, british and italian oil. do we worry about refugees? no that is a european concern. our concern is the flow of ale. if we get bogged down in afghanistan, iraq and libya we won't have much left if there is a problem in bahrain, in saudi arabia. jon: indications are that the obama administration expects that we will continue these cruise missile attacks in the early enforcement of the no-fly zone and then hand it off to quatar. >> the arab league says they were in favor of this. they have not shown up. the rest of the arab league has said we didn't think it was
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going to be this bad, and qaddhafi is a using that to say this is an invasion of the crusaders coming back to the middle east to kill libyan -- jon: they said go ahead and do it and they said, oh, that looks bad. >> the yes is what happens to qaddafi. brad gates says we will not. jon: you fear we may be in a briar patch. >> bad place to be. jon: thank you. jenna. jenna: international fire power enforcing that no-fly zone over libya we were just talking about. how does that really work? we'll talk live to a navy captain who whose the inches and out on that. the president's healthcare overhaul one year later, the real costs and benefits of that controversial law. live with that story coming up .
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jon: fox news alert breaking news out of colorado a dangerous wildfire burning more than 500 acres in the foothills west of golden, on the west side of denver. it is threatening to spread right now. fire warnings posted as very strong and gusty spring winds kick up these flames. we'll have more on this colorado wildfire in the next hour of "happening now." take a look as well at how weather conditions will affect the battle to try to get it put out. >> we will continue to support the coalition, be a member of the coalition, we will have a military role in the coalition, but we will not have the preeminent role. jenna: if we don't have the preeminent role then who does? that was defense secretary robert gates talk being about the no-fly zone in libya. navy captain chuck nash helped enforce a no-fly zone in iraq.
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how do we answer that question, if we are not the ones in front who is. >> we have to find somebody to get in that chair. iit sounds like from the president on down it sounds like someone, tba is going to take over. nato is the only organization that could be reasonably expected to continue to run something like this with any credibility says they don't want the job. so you've got european countries that are used to spending one, maybe 2% of their gdp on defense, and now they've got even themselves and us involved in something that unless qaddhafi winds up pushing up daisies? the short term, this could be expensive, and long term and use assets that these countries don't have. jenna: how would you define success for us. >> at this point that's a great question, jenna, qaddhafi being dead would be a great way to start, whether we target him or whether his own people take him
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out, that would be a great way to start. what we've just done is we've kicked open a can not kicked it down the road, we've kicked it open and there are worms in that can because we have no idea what follows this. the law of unintended consequences is playing out loud and clearly right now. jenna: as far as the arab league involvement over the last several days it's been luke warm at best, and it seemed that the united states is waiting for the arab league's support to get into yet another conflict with a muslim country. i'm seeing a report from reuters do not want this placed under nato control, that is according to the french foreign minister speaking at a news conference. what would you make of that news alert. >> if we are waiting for the arab league to do anything we will be waiting a very longtime. it is a league, yes, does it show any leadership? no. it's made up of countries that
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they don't ge get along with eah other on the best of days, to expect them to speak as a unified voice that means anything for the arab peoples is really kind of silly. it's political top cover, we are just using it as an excuse i think on the political side. on the military side, we've got folks who are doing the very best job they can trying to execute the guidance they've been given. so on the military side things are going very well up until this point, but the political cacaphony that is on top of them i don't know how these guys are keeping their sanity at this point. jenna: captain nash what is the probability that we get stuck then, stuck meaning that we end up having to leave this operation, an operation that we why yet to define success for. you pointed out that means qaddhafi is dead and gone but that leaves so many other questions beyond that point. what is the probability the u.s. gets stuck somehow in libya?
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>> well, if you notice the conversation at the top realms of our national leadership is that we're going to turn this over. that means there is somebody on the other side willing to accept it. if there is no one on the other side willing to accept it, we're it. and so we are bringing some of the most critically needed aspects of this operation, which is not only some of the hardware and the military platforms and weapon systems but the leadership, the ability to carry out this kind of an operation. there is very little of that anywhere else in the world. we are really now a u.n. ipolar, we are the last remaining super power, and we have invested over the years in those things necessary to conduct and to win military engagements. we're it. so everyone else has taken the
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cheap seat ride on this. and so we are kind of it, jenna. jenna: we'll see what that means again in the days to come. we heard from the defense secretary he doesn't think we are its. we'll see over the next couple of days. you offer inch valu invaluable perspective. thank you, sir. jon: four u.s. times journalis who were held kapt tip in libya have been released. turkish officials are escorting them to the libyan board with tunisia. they will be handed over. they have been mission since last tuesday after being captured by forces loyal to qaddafi. the u.s. is leading that international era salt on libya but our military hopes to hand over control of the operation soon as libyan lead deer qaddafi vows to fight a long war. what is ahead for the u.s. over there? we'll g go indepth.
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who aren't ready for a hearing aid. male announcer: call: to find an amp hearing professional near you. only $1,500 a pair. jon: fox news alert, and what is our military goal in hreub wra? we juslibya? we just got an indication from the white house. allied military action in libya
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is aimed at protecting civilians and not about regime change. all this as two waves of punishing nighttime attacks targeting pro-qaddhafi forces. the u.s. is leading the operation but hoping to hand over control to our allies in the coalition in the next few days. moammar qaddafi is still defiant as you've heard, he vows a very long war ahead. this as the u.s. is already involved in two other wars. what is our next step in libya. joining us now retired major general bob scales, a fox news military analyst. i know you've been spending time with the doctors lately. it's good to have you back in the chair. >> reporter: good to be back, jon thank you. jon: what do you think of that comment from the white house, they say it's not about regime change, or get moammar qaddafi it's about protecting civilians there. >> reporter: jon, it is about regime change, it is about moammar qaddafi. success will not accrue to our side until qaddhafi is gone.
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this is an issue of trying to translate tactical success and it's been very successful into a favorable strategic outcome. the only favorable strategic outcome is qaddhafi gone and some form of stability reestablished in a country that right now is facing a protected civil war. jon: why don't we say that? why don't we say, then if that's the goal that we want to get qaddhafi and replace his government? >> reporter: well, frankly, jon every uniformed person who i've talked to over the last few days has said this. we have to stay within the bounds of the u.s. resolution and that is sort of tying the hands of the administration. we should not let the rhetoric interfere with the ultimate end in this case, the strategic outcome which is the removal of qaddhafi by force, or better his own people removing qaddhafi using their own internal means. the bottom line is we're facing the prospect of a protected civil war. we've taken sides, we don't know
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what the outcome is. the only favorable outcome now is qaddhafi gone, jon. jon: he bombed a german disco tech that killed a couple of service member. in punishment for that ronald reagan went after qaddhafi, bombed his tent compound, almost got qaddhafi that day ended up killing his daughter ace recall. this is a man who has dug himself in, clearly has bunkers and so forth all over libya. he has pillars of support in that country despite the bombardment that he has endured over the last couple of nights he could hang on there for a very longtime. >> reporter: he could, jon but in many ways the best ally we have right now is qaddhafi's own rhetoric. any time somebody tries to pull back from this and changes the public qaddhafi runs his mouth and threatens terrorism against aircraft, or to go door to door and kill his own people. it creates doubt among his own
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forces. if there is any person that is going to result in qaddhafi's demise right now it looks as if it's going to be qaddhafi himself. jon: do you think his own people will take him out essentially. >> reporter: god i hope so. i think the rest of the world is holding their breath. he's been in power 41 years, he's been able to survive six attempts at his own live, some by his own peep. he's bunk erring down and resolving to fight. i'm not sure we have a real handle on the internal workings inside of libya, we don't understand their tribal structure or the internal forces they are facing off now as we look at the civil war. my fear is that tactical victories from the air has done nothing more but even the score and create two equal military forces that will face off and fight each other for months or maybe years if this thing isn't resolved quickly, jon. jon: that 4 seems to be the worry i in a lot of quarters. thank you. jenna: more domestic news coming
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up on the one year anniversary of the national healthcare law. just how much celebrating there will be is certainly up for debate. the law adds a number of benefits quickly but critics say it's also driving up costs. jim angle is live in our dc bureau taking a closer look at the law one year later. most of the law doesn't take effect until 2014. what is already in effect as we speak. >> reporter: there are some early provisions, they were the least controversial and the most likely to be embraced by voters what critics saul the sweeteners, they were changes in coverage that were simply dictated to insurance companies, listen. >> this means no longer can insurance companies deny coverage to children with a preexisting condition. >> reporter: and insurance companies had to cover young adults up to age 26 under their parents' insurance. they could not impose lifetime limits on benefits. they could not rescind anyone's coverage and all plans have to cover preventative services such as mammograms and colonoscopies
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with no co-pay. critics say there is no free lunch, that all of it is driving up insurance premiums. >> we put a huge number of new man dates on what the insurance has to cover and then tell people that they are not going to have to pay any more for it, and we are already learning that it can't work. >> reporter: a new kaiser poll shows 46% of new people don't like the new law, 42% do. a fox poll has the numbers at 49-44 that's before the more complicated provisions go into effect three years from now, jenna. jenna: the administration has seemed to acknowledge somewhat that there is some problems in the law, there are places to improve the law. can you tell us a little bit about that? >> reporter: well lawmakers of both parties are in the process of repealing one provision, even the president concedes was too big a burden on small businesses. that required businesses to keep up with every single expenditure and add them all up and file what is known as a 1099 form for anyone who whom they had paid
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more than $600 or the entire year. another snag is that so many plans are unable to meet even the early requirements the administration has been forted to grant more than a thousand waivers to companies, several labor unions, from electrical workers, to plumbers to carpenters and even whole states such as maine. there another thing, that is more than 20 states have challenged the constitutionality of the law with mixed decisions. many want and expedited review by the supreme court to resolve the issues sooner rather than later. the administration opposes that. critics argue the president doesn't want to take a chance before the 2012 presidential elections, or else he'd want to know the answer to that question as much as anyone else does, jenna. jenna: one year since the healthcare law, seems like it was yesterday. look at all this time. jim, thank you very much. jon: it does seem that way. new information now on a tragic story out of south carolina, an accident at an amusement park
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that killed this six-year-old boy. it sent dozens of children and parents to the hospital. greg jarrett at the breaking news desk. >> reporter: an incredibly sad story, a miniature train was in its first day of operation and things went terribly wrong, it overturned killing a six-year-old boy. it happened in spartan burglary, south carolina at the county-owned park there. it was a brand-new ride on a mini train that had just been inspected on wednesday by state officials and had nevertheless runs before the crash on opening day. the train seemed to be working fine on the traction. suddenly it overturned, it flipped over on its side killing a six-year-old boy, sending tkodzs of children and parents to the hospital. a total of 19 people are being treated for a variety of injuries. a six-year-old died. his parents were both injured in
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here. it's unclear why the train overturned especially since it had been inspected. inspectors are now on the scene trying to figure out what went wrong here. really and awful story. jon: so sad, greg jarrett thank you. jenna: wrong step forward and one step back in japan, workers in the crippled nuclear plant making some progress, then they have to evacuate, what is going on in that plant. we have an expert joining us now. tim p pawlenty making a big announcement today. we'll tell you what it is and how it might affect the presidential race coming up.
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david, a general question here are we better off now today than we were last monday at the same time? >> yes, much better off. last monday started a whole series of major explosions and fires that led to quite a large amount of radio activity being released into the environment. i think this week i think the japanese are on kind of an uphill climb to getting the reactors under control. but it remains a very serious situation and i think the fire today in unit three particularly shows that some serious accidents can still happen, and the japanese are going to have some i think greater number of successes but also continue to have some set backs. jenna: david, we were seeing sofr the imagesome of the imager 3 and black phoebg from reactor two if i have my reactors correctly. smoke is usually a warning sign of something bad happening.
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is that always the way with a nuclear plant or could it be something else. >> it is a warning, you're exactly right. unit two has steam or smoke coming out of it that has been coming out for several days now. it could have radiation in it. and the smoke from unit 3 was why the workers evacuated the area. they were very worried about the radiation levels. it apparently didn't have a lot of radiation in it, so -- and that's a good sign, but whenever smoke happens and a fire there is going to be concern, because there is a lot of radioactive material there, it's called spent fuel, and a lot of this spent fuel is stored in ponds up on the top of the reactor buildings, and there's still danger that the spent fuel could ignite and release quite a bit of radiation. the japanese are working very hard to prevent that, but we all have to be cautious and hopeful. jenna: we take a look at what one of these reactors look like on our screen.
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just a question about the human toll here. the world health organization just came out and said japan needs to act quickly and ban food sales from areas around the nuclear plants. we have heard that some foods like milk, like spinach, for example, have shown some radiation. what would your suggestion be as far as containment that we can control of radioactive food or radiation spreading to the general population? >> well the accidents last week certainly led to radiation dispersing itself onto pastures, onto water, onto crops. it's very important for the japanese government to act decisively in this case. you need to protect the people of japan from future cancer risk. i don't think there is a risk that they would get high enough doses to get radiation sickness. prompt action now can minimize
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that. one target is clearly protecting the babies, toddlers, young people against iodine exposure. they are going to get much larger doses from the radioactive iodine than adults. it's critical that the government remove milk from the food chain, make sure that the government gathers it up so it tkoepbs -pbt become kind of a black market in a sense, a dangerous black market among the areas where people live essentially under this cloud of radio activity. jenna: there's been some questions of the japanese government and whether they've been proab tiff enough. we need a lot more time to figure that question out. david albright thank you for your incite today. jon: people are not alone in helping out the victims of japan's earthquake and tsunami. the animal a kingdom is doing its part. the elephants in thailand are
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becoming fundraisers walk the streets of bangkok. they are care inch donation boxes in their trunks. local residents and tourists are pitching into those containers. a group of drummers joined the elephants in making the rounds. if you want to help the disaster victims in japan go to foxnews.com. we have listed there the names of several reputable organizations working on relief and recovery. all of the latest headlines and breaking news available to you there 24-7. jenna: new reasons to believe there may never be a terrorism trial at gitmo. how military lawyers say the obama administration is preventing them from prosecuting key suspects in the 9/11 attack. california hit with mudslides and flooding due to some heavy rains shall the storm causing at least one death and forcing others of evacuations. we have an update ther from the extreme weather center live, coming up. are you receiving a payout from a legal settlement
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jenna: fox news alert a quick update for you here. house minority leader nancy pelosi briefly hospitalized in rome today after feeling unwell. she was treated and released. very little information we have on this so far. no comment from the u.s. embassy or from pelosi's office. updates as soon as we get them. jon: there are new concerns the 9/11 terror suspects may never go on trial at the guantanamo bay prison complex. some lawyers say the obama administration is putting restrikes on them and drying up the funds they need to prepare a defense. the 9/11 lawyers adding the white house may end up sending khalid sheikh mohammed and his coconspirators to a new york federal court instead. catherine herridge is live in washington with more on that. the lawyers say the 9/11 case is
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hopelessly stalled, catherine. >> reporter: that's right. the three military lawyers told fox they want to go on the record. they say the 9/11 case is stalled in the military commissions and their ability to research, to question experts to gather information for a possible defense is being blocked. >> death by asphyxiation essentially. it cuts off our ability to communicate with each other and collectively work to move the case forward. it cuts off our ability to have funding on the case as in any system that would allow us to investigate the case, that would allows us to carry out basic and fundamental defense functions that are protected by the rule of law. >> reporter: the net effect is what we have now is an appearance of a defense. you have the uniforms, you have the people, the personnel in place but it's a shell. everything inside is being choked. >> reporter: as evidence the lawyers point to this email that was sent march 8th. it says no money is available for them to travel and research the case. the reason in part the attorney
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general has detmined that the 9/11 case will be prosecuted in federal court, therefore the convening authority that is the body that oversees the military commissions will not approve any travel request. while the administration says publicly that military commissions are going forward what these lawyers are telling fox is that does not include the 9/11 case, jon. jon: what does the defense department say about all this? >> reporter: well, it took the defense department five days to respond to our question. we simply asked, who was directing this and what they confirmed to us in email is that particularly for the 9/11 conspirators the money had p-pb blocked because that case would not be going to commissions as it stands, jon. jon: catherine herridge in washington thank you. jenna: two major breaking stories overseas now, in libya the forces of moammar qaddafi taking a beating. cruise missiles, fighter jets pounding his compound. a live report there in a few minutes. the crisis in japan, a new set back for workers in the crippled
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we have fast moving developments in libya. so far operation odyssey dawn is using all its military objectives as we noted, as it is, at the security council gets set to hold an emergency meeting hours from now. protected by the no fly zone, they are regrouping, there are new questions about where mommar qaddafi is. steve harrigan is streaming live from tripoli. >> reporter: another series of strikes overnight in the libyan capitol of tripoli, one of the buildings targeted belonged to colonel qaddafi's compound, 1 mile away from where i'm standing, a command and control snrks administrative building of three stories was toppled in the strikes, government representatives took the meeting last night and today, they are claiming it was an attempt to assassinate qaddafi, pentagon officials say qaddafi is not on that the target list. he's not been seen on the camera since friday, he continues to issue messages via phone, he says that america is in for a long
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war, as are his western aleyes, he says they lost against bin laden and will lose in libya. we saw a burst of antiaircraft going up into the sky last night, these are from mobile units, most of the fixed air defense systems in libya have already been taken out by mobile strikes, the mobile units still firing up from the heart of the city here. as far as the rebels' position goes, it has tremendously improved in the last 48 hours, rebel forces have regrouped in the strong hold of benghazi and there are reports several hundred rebels have already begun to advance on the town they just lost about ten days ago. jenna, back to you. jenna: still a developing story, very much so. steve harrigan, thank you. jon: right now operation odyssey dawn overshadowing president obama's trip to strengthen u.s. ties in south america. any minute now the president will land in chile, after leaving brazil. later, he's to hold a joint news conference with the chilean president. that's when the commander in chief will have another opportunity to address u.s.
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military action in northern africa. already the president faces new political pressures here at home over the american objective in libya. let's talk about it with bret baier, anchor of "special report". bret, you've heard it, the president is getting heat from the left and right on this intervention in libya. >> reporter: that's right, jon. i mean, there are lawmakers now speaking out about that congress needed to be better informed from the beginning, that from the left, that this is not the right move to make. house speaker boehner put out a statement saying before any further military commitments are made the administration must do a better job of communicating to the american people and to congress about our mission in libya and how it will be achieved. in just the past few minutes we've received a statement from senator john mccain, obviously a leading republican in the senate, his office says this, quote, senator mccain is glad the administration finally took a stand against the barbaric qaddafi regime and stood up
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for human rights. he believes the administration should have acted sooner by not taking such a back seat role to our top alley. so the president is seeing criticism from all sides, but for the most part, they're standing with the president as this continues. their just raising questions, most of them, about how this ends and what the specific operation is, whether it is really to protect especiallies or it is regime change. jon: well, and we just got that comment from the administration spokesman on board air force one, who said it's not about regime change, they're not trying to get qaddafi, one of our military experts, you may have heard threw a lot of cold water on that, general scales, general bob scales said look, we're out to get qaddafi, we just can't say it. >> yeah, and you look back to friday, as late as friday, secretary of state hillary clinton said the purpose of all of this is to put pressure on qaddafi so he steps down.
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i mean, that essentially is regime change. however you do it. whether you're lobbing missiles at a compound, or you are setting the ground work for people on the ground in libya to take it into their own hands to remove qaddafi or somehow strike a deal that he leaves. that's why i think you're hearing privately that this is technically a regime change goal. under the u.n. resolution, specifically, it's about protecting civilian rights, civilian lives. and i think that's what you'll hear the president reiterate today in his news conference in chile. jon: well, and there's all that concern expressed by members of congress like dennis kucinich who says the president needs to have more authorization from congress before he gets the nation involved in yet another war. >> reporter: right. and you also have -- listen in the big picture, there are lots of things going on here. there's the worry about money, who's going to pay for this. we're in a situation where we're trying to find a billion there, a billion
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there, on a budget, and this is, you know, roughly $1 million each tomahawk cruise missile that goes off. then you have the concerns about the disparity in the region. if you're going to act here in libya, do you act in yemen or bahrain as things continue to spiral downwards there. there are a lot of questions up on capitol hill. so far the president has backers, but few people speaking out loudly. as i mentioned senator cac mccain is standing in his corner with coughats. jon: we'll hope you get answers tonight on special reporto on "special report", bret baier. it's going to be an interesting program tonight, you can bet on that. jenna: this just in, another big story for us, two u.s. naval vessels pulling out of a port south of tokyo due to fears of radiation, workers scrambling to restore cooling systems -- systems at that crippled plant in the north that we've been talking about. in the meantime a sign of hope in japan, a teenager and his grandmother found
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alive in the rubble, nine days after the earthquake struck. we wish to see more stories like that. david piper is live with more from tokeo. >> reporter: hi jenna. the u.s. navy says it was a precautionary measure to move the two ships, including the carrier george washington off shore, they say they want them in a state of readiness for the long term defense of japan. the major focus at this time is what is going on at that fukushima nuclear plant about 150 miles northeast of here. they're saying now that smoke continues to pour from those two reactors at that plant. that is a great concern, because one of those reactors is fueled partially by plutonium. they also said that they were trying to vent that reactor earlier in the day, but pulled back from that, because there was concern that there could be a radiation spike. but i understand that those fire crews still haven't
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returned, to that nuclear plant, to try -- to try to cool down the reactors. that seems to come from earlier in the day. there seems to be positive news out of there, they said they got the power back obline -- online for two of the reabilitiors they were cooling down and they also had power back to two others, but since then, one of those reactors has been smoking and that's why there's great concern on what's happening now. now, radiation levels have been spiking around that plant, as far as 75 miles away, i understand, and also, here in tokeo -- in tokeo, radiation has been find in the water supply over the last 24 hours, so great concern about that. but also, concern that the wind has changed here in japan, so the wind is pushing towards tokeo at this time. back to you. jenna: david piper with that update from tokeo, david, thanks. jon: reports of air strikes against libyan leader mommar
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qaddafi's personal compound. qaddafi himself, promising to respond with a long war. but how long can he really hold out under this kind of pressure? beam talk with a former u.n. ambassador what lies ahead. >> we're floing this developing situation in colorado. you can tell by the way that smoke is laying along the ground that this thing is fueled by high winds. it has already burned more than 700 acres. homes are threatened. we'll have the latest details on that fire burning west of denver. in the meantime you can see which stories are clicking with viewers. go to foxnews.com, click on the most read tab. foxnews.com. your other news source.
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jenna: mommar qaddafi, leader of libya, his compound hit by two missiles fired by a british submarine as libyan forces came under intense fire. we get reports the army is in disarray. we have a brand new
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admission that the military doesn't know much about qaddafi's locations. there's lots of questions about qaddafi, can he withstand the pressure and is the ultimate goal to get rid of him. former ambassador to the u.n. for special political affairs, ambassador, there are so many questions. let's start off with this one: how would you define success in libya for the united states? >> i think in the short term, it's enforcing the enresolution. in the longer term, meaning a matter of weeks, really, i think that it's pretty clear that the united states would like to see the pressure on the regime actually lead to its downfall. jenna: why aren't we seeing that? >> well, first of all, we are engaged in this, under the authority of the u.n. resolution, which only goes so far, and i think that to keep the alleys together, including qatar and jordan and uae, regime change is a loaded term in the arab
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world, it has certain connotations, but i clearly believe that is our ultimate outcome, whether it's an immediate process or whether it's a process of isolating him over the next several weeks or months and having been forced from office. jenna: would the u.n. resolution mean anything without the united states? >> well, it looks like the french and british were pretty far down the road of preparing to act on this. but there's no question that the command and control capability and the kinetic power of those tomahawk missiles was absolutely essential to the opening phase of this, because patrolling and actually neutralizing the air defense system of libya are two different things. the united states was absolutely essential in performing that operation. jenna: you mentioned the next couple of weeks, there's been so many questions about the timeline for the military objective and what other objectives might actually arise in this situation. how long would you say we should be prepared to be involved in libya?
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>> well, as you know, one scenario has libya effectively splitting into two countries which could see a rather protracted stalemate between the rebels in the east and qaddafi and control of tripoli. i think our goal is to, in effect, have the regime crumble from within. this is different from the late '80s and operation el dor ado canyon when we went back in. the region has changed. there is a real appetite for popular ports occupation government and furthermore the qaddafi regime has pilfered from its own country and i think there hasn't really been enough done in the last 24-48 hours to really demonstrate that this is a guy who has really not had his country's best interest at heart. jenna: what about the precedent? there are so many areas we continue to watch in the middle east that have continued unrest. so far based on what we've seen over the last several days and the implementation of this no fly zone, what sort of precedent do you
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think our country is setting amongst these other countries as well like bahrain, like saudi arabia, for example? >> i do believe libya is different. this is a man who has -- a man who has been responsible for blowing up jetliners, who has demonstrated an appetite for militarily confronting the united states and the west, and the scale of the potential -- >> jenna: ambassador, i don't mean to interrupt you here but based on what you just said, based on the fact that we do know that about him, then why aren't we going really hard at him? >> i think we will be going hard at him. and i think this is the first stage of having the u.n. mandate. if you will, before the u.n. resolution was passed and we were to argument on our own there would have been a lot of blowback in the region and a lot of difficulty in taking action on our own that may have effects in iraq, or latitude in iran and afghanistan. i think what we're doing is
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moving forward on this in a phased approach but really taking it to him and ultimately our goal is to see him step down, i believe. jenna: as you mentioned, each region or i should say reach area inside the region has its own narrative. it's a big question for a lot of our viewers what our narrative is going into that region and we appreciate your perspective. thank you very much. >> thank you very much. jon: the u.s. and our allies step in to protect the people of libya as civil unrest spreads like wildfire throughout the middle east. so does it stop at libya? could we get militarily involved in another nation as well? and u.s. home prices, fall to their lowest level since 2002. not enough, though, to help most of us buy this place! we'll tell you where this mansion is and how much it would cost you, next.
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the mansion for just over $210,000 a month. jon: libya, not the only hot spot in the arab world right now. unrest continues to mount across northern africa and really, throughout the middle east. in yemen, antigovernment protestors took to the streets in the capitol city, this as we get new reports from senior army commanders that have defected and now calling for the ouster of yemen's u.s.-backed president. in bahrain, home to the u.s. navy's fifth fleet, the king is blaming iran for the chaos in his country. for weeks, bahrain has seen deadly violence between shiite protestors and the sunni monarchy. in syria, there's new word that demonstrations have spread in the wake of four protestor deaths there. syrian troops have o'clock cracking down in the most intense antigovernment protests that country has seen in years. so with tension continuing
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to escalate in these other nations, could the u.s. intervene in even more countries? let's talk about it with elise jordan, former speech writer and former adviser to u.s. secretary of state condoleezza rice. if we intervened in libya because mommar qaddafi was hurting his own people, why not sir dwra? -- why not syria? >> we haven't defined why this is in the strategic interest in of the -- strategic interest of the united states. this is more of an issue for their regional security in terms of american security libya is somewhat of a nonfactor. jon: if condoleezza rice had been advising president obama what would she have said? because a lot of the pressure to intervene apparently was coming from his national security adviser. >> well, certainly i would never speculate on -- they are far smarter and intelligent and greater thinkers than yours truly would say but in this case i think the pressure on the
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national security council was interesting, the pressure really came from secretary of state hillary clinton and what she shows that she can be decisive and make decisions, whereas president obama has been drawn into these wars that he really doesn't want to have a stake in and is what apathetic, yet he's fully involved and we're committing american force and prestige. jon: we got a statement from one of the white house spokesmen on board air force one who said our goal here is just to protect the libyan people, it is not about getting rid of mommar qaddafi or forcing him out of office. do you buy that? >> i don't really buy it. i also think that the grounds for the humanitarian intervention wasn't drastic enough at this stage. and i really -- you know, our involvement there is based on what could happen, what massacre could happen, but there are no signs that this was actually really going to implode this soon. so i think that it was premature, and i think that
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it's $81 billion a day for the bombing campaign, and i don't know what the instate -- what the end state is. jon: what with this -- about this argument, that you had to go after mommar cadaf eerks they say mommar qaddafi was cracking down on his own people, he was ruthlessly eliminating any kind of advocates for democracy or regime change or whatever you want to call it. if you let him get away with that, with that kind of brutal crackdown, you're going to see the same thing in iran. >> well, we already saw that to some extent with the green revolution, two summers ago i guess it was now, and i just don't -- we have to define what is our strategic interest here with libya. and i don't think it matched up to the test yet. it's a tribe where -- it's a third war, muslim nation, it's a tribal society, we do not understand what we're getting involved in. we're getting involved in another civil war and that's my concern with libya. jon: and so you fear that there could be a domino effect if we get involved in
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libya, you can get involved in syria, or you can get involved in bahrain. >> but we can't. we're already bogged down in iraq and afghanistan. and i think we're overfocusing on libya to the detriment of what happens in bahrain, which what happens there is actually very important for americans' national interest. jon: the indications from the white house are that, you know, we'll kind of open the door here in this libyan action, then the british, the french, maybe the italians will take over. >> i'm optimistic. it's our military might. we're subsidizing their national security. maybe they can subsidize our health care, because they certainly do not have the military capability to do what america is going to do and they aren't paying for it. we're the ones who bear the burden, bear the price and i just don't see what we're getting out of it. jon: elise jordan, former advise to condoleezza rice. jenna: as you were just talking about, developments coming fast and furious in libya where u.s. and allied forces are working to strip the nation's air defenses.
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we're going to take a look at the military objectives. we have new highlights from the pentagon. we'll share those with you. >> let's focus on the issues at home, one california town, now in a major budget crunch. the dramatic steps it's being forced to take, coming up.
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jen well, right now costa mesa, california is reeling, that city giving layoff notices to nearly half of its city employees. it's all about budget troubles, and specifically about pensions.
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jim righeimer is the mayor pro tem for costa mesa. the way we see the story, they are saying you were forced to take measures, you were forced to do these layoffs because of the financial situation of the city. is that accurate? were you forced to do this or is this a choice you decided to make? >> well, what we're forced to do, and we've had agreements we've made in previous years with the public employee groups here that are unsustainable, and what i mean by that, we have in the last ten years gone from having people retire at 60 years of age to 65 years of age to 50 and 55 years of age, then we've also increased the amount of pensions we've had. that, put on top of the fact that people are living longer and longer, is completely unsustainable. gen jen some say in your political career over the last ten years or so, you have been more antiunion, according to these reports, than others.
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what else are you doing, besides the layoffs, what else is the city doing to try to get more financially stable? >> several things we're looking at is how to bring additional revenue into the city. one of the problems we have in the city, we have one of the largest shopping areas, south coast plaza, in the country, it brings in a massive amount of sales tax and when the economy goes down that drops precipitously. to give you an idea, we're on a $93 million a year budget, ten years ago the pensions cost $5 million a year, now they cost $15 million a year and we're being told by the california public employee retirement system in the next five years, we're going to $25 million per year, again, on a 90 some million dollar budget. jenna: some of the workers that are getting the pensions have said listen, we've offered concessions over the last couple of years, we knew the financial situation, we offered concessions and didn't even have the chance to do that
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here. >> let's get some real -- real clear up front, these are hard working, good individuals who worked for the city for a long time and they've been made agreements on what the city would do or could do over time. the reality is the city can't. and in any way, shape or form we should not put something on to the employees, that they've agreed to t. they've agreed to it in good faith, the problem is what's been agreed to by previous councils is completely unsustainable. jenna: do you get a retirement plan or pension plan for being vice mayor? >> vice mayor, i get a total of $760 a month and i put 3 percent of that towards a pension and the city puts 3 percent of that, so i think it's $50 a month, $60 a month goes into a 401(k) plan that we have. quite frankly, with what we've got with people living longer, that's what we have to look at, in all the pension systems right now. we can't have a situation where we have people living to 75 years of age, which is a good thing, people living longer, but retiring at 55
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years of age, that's 20 years of pensions. we're now looking at actuarials saying 40-year-olds will live to 80. you cannot pay somebody for 30 years of pension. it's impossible to save that kind of money and make the returns to do it. jenna: jim, thank you very much for joining us. it's an interesting situation and we think it reflects some of the other issues going on around the country. we appreciate it very much. >> thanks for having us on, jenna. gen jen we're also going to hear from one of the city workers notified he will lose his job, his name is steve bradford, he worked as a city sweep mechanic. steve, it's nice to have your perspective as well. we understand that you have your job for the next several months but as of september, it's gone. when you heard that news, what did you think? >> i thought oh my god, how am i going to feed my family, how am i going to provide insurance and place to live. jenna: did you -- >> i think of all my colleagues, what are they going to do.
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jenna: do you have any thoughts? one of the things that i've read about this city is that they're looking to contract out, so looking for private companies to fill the spaces that you would take. does it seem like any of those private companies are hiring? >> from everything i've looked into, there's no one hiring. i've talked to friends who work for other cities, trying to put my name out there, and there's no one hiring right now. jenna: you heard a little of what the vice mayor had to say, he said this is an issue, the pensions are a problem, and people are living longer and we just -- we can't do it. what do you think of what the mayor has to say? >> i understand what he's saying. i know we should probably make some changes for the city of costa mesa, but why throw the baby out with the bath water? i mean, fix what we have. jenna: what would you suggest? >> you know, that's not really my department. but i know that there are some things we could tighten
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up on, you know. jenna: well -- >> there's got to be things. jenna: to your point, it seems like, and i'm sure in your household, like so many, we've all had to tighten up over the last couple of years. so when a decision that happens outside of your control, that's still tough. i'm a native californian, so i ask this question not to be gins sensitive but because the state of california is under a lot of financial pressure. have you thought about moving? >> i have. i've actually thought about maybe renting my house out and maybe moving to arizona and renting a house, or living on the river, you know? >> jenna: yeah. well -- >> i really don't -- unemployment is not going to pay enough for my mortgage, and all that, so i may just rent my house out. jenna: we wish you the best of luck and we look forward to checking back in with you. we know that september date is coming up, and this is just one example of what so many americans are going
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through, steve, so we appreciate you taking the time to share your story with us. >> thank you very much. jon: a lot of tough situations out there. developments from japan to the middle east are not just dramatic images on tv anymore. you are about to feel the impact here at home. and we're not just talking about gas prices.
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jon: a fox news alert. there's breaking news out of the pentagon. our jennifer griffin just got out of -- out of a briefing there. jennifer, what have you learned? >> reporter: well, what we've learned, actually, jon, is from british sores, and it relate toss that attack on qaddafi's compound in the capitol tripoli last night. we were among the first to report that there were two british tomahawk missiles that fired on that compound, fired from submarines in the mediterranean. now we've learned that the british actually, british fighter jets, had seven missiles. they were, in fact, going to
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be fired from tornado planes, fighter planes, on to that compound, but the mission had to be cut short because of the presence of cnn television crews and reuters journalists on the ground who had been taken to the site by the libyan ministry of information. so the british generals in charge of the operation, and flying those tornado planes called off the operation to fire those seven missiles that were supposed to be fired at qaddafi's compound at what is being described as a command and control center to us, because of the presence of cnn cnn crews, reuters crews, as well as civilians that had been brought essentially as human shields by ministry of information to that compound, qaddafi's compound in tripoli, jon. jon: let me get a little deeper into the timeline here. would this have been after the first two cruise missiles struck? is that when the news crews and so forth were taken in there? >> that's exactly right. it was 4:30 eastern
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yesterday when the first smoke rose from qaddafi's compound, two tomahawk missiles had been fired from the british submarine that is in the mediterranean right now, the hmf triumph. after those tomahawked, the ministry of information -- libyan ministry of information, went to the hotel where most of the unlives were staying, they asked the journalists to come and see the damage. this was from their point of view a propaganda opportunity to show that qaddafi himself was being targeted because his compound is targeted. some news crews decided to go, others including our steve harrigan did not go to the compound, they were concerned that they could be used as human shields, and what we are now learning is that british defense forces had to call off tornado fighter planes that were loaded with seven missiles that were destined for that compound because of the presence of those news crews on the ground. there was a reuters crew, as well as a cnn crew, as well as about 15 other
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journalists, and then some libyan civilians that had been brought to the scene jon. jon: jennifer griffin at the pentagon for us, thanks. jenna: some remarkable news there from jennifer griffin, and one of the things you probably heard some of our guests and experts say an our air is why are we in libya? libya's oil isn't our oil. it's europe's oil. so if that's the issue, then why are we even involved? eric bolling from the fox business network is here. eric, despite all of that, the oil prices keep going up and that directly affects us. how would you answer that question, we're involved and prices are going up but everyone says it's not our oil. >> it's a fair question, most of the libyan oil goes to other parts, goes to europe. remember, oil, there's a fine line, the balance between supply and demand in oil. we use and produce about 83 1/2 million barrels of oil a day. so it doesn't matter if you produce it in libya, produce it in alaska, in texas, it doesn't matter where you produce it, it all goes into the pool as one lump sum. so if you pull 1 1/2 million barrels per day, and bring
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it down to almost a trickle, almost zero, which is where they are now, you basically -- basically what you do is disrupt supply and demand and skyrocket prices. we saw the initial 2 percent rise in crude oil prices. frankly, it's a little muted. that's because on the other side of the coin, japan is now -- the theory is with the japanese, with what's going on in japan, the demand side is being affected in japan, supply side being affected in libya. so it's almost balancing each other out right now. jenna: i've heard this term, a fear premium. >> sure. jenna: that that's what we're experiencing, even as consumers, of some of our products. >> there's always a fear premium, $103, $102 for a barrel of crude, what does it cost to get it out of the ground. somewhere on a worldwide basis, a lot cheaper in the middle east, $25 a barrel, maybe $40 a barrel here, and the rest being processing, the rest being transportation, the rest being fear, and a lot of that, so it could be 20, $25.
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remember -- remember, right before tunisia becoming the egyptian uprising, oil was $83 a barrel. it's $20 a barrel higher than then. jenna: let's just say everything becomes calm again, we get out of libya, the no fly zone, we're done with the military intervention there, japan seems to figure out its problems in a couple of months. will oil just come back down naturally? >> we have other problems now. right now, we use 138 billion gallons of gasoline a year and as the economy starts to turn around, you see things getting a little better, we're going to use more and more gasoline. our pump price was up to 3.50 before the uprising. there's probably another 50 cents a gallon waiting to come into the pump price when you -- when you work out the cheaper oil, the crude oil in the system now. it's going to be replaced by substantially higher priced crude oil. that means there will probably be a $4 gloss denoo glass lien, most likely in the summer, in the peak of the driving season. there are a lot of issues we
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need to work through outside of libya and japan now. jenna: 138 billion. >> 138 billion gallons her year. jep jen do you have any of those in your back yard? >> no! i priced in my next year's heating oil supply now, if you could. jenna: we just got out of winter! >> it's a lot of money. jenna: eric bolling "follow the money", thanks. as always. jon. jon: a wildfire, raging in the colorado foothills, just west of denver right now. firefighters are working to prevent flames from spreading to nearby homes. the question is, will the weather help them out? meteorologist shea ryan in the fox weather center for us. >> unfortunately the weather is not going to help them out. it's actually going to be working against the efforts to put out those fires. what we're looking at is not only hot temperatures today, temperatures in the 70s. those will come down. but we're also looking at very low humidity and gusty winds. winds are going to continue increasing through the day today and into tomorrow, leading up to about 40-mile per hour wind gusts, that's
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all coming from the southwest, and then when you consider rainfall, right now we've got partly to mostly cloudy skies but those skies will be clearing some today through the afternoon. then our next chance for rain is going to come from the southwest, but unfortunately, it looks like it's going to just ring itself out. as we look at future radar, you can see how this moves into colorado but rains out in the mountains so our actual next chance for rain in golden, colorado won't occur until friday night. it's a -- it's a slight chance, it looks likes light rain but the good news is the winds will diminish by wednesday but unfortunately we have 24-46 hours with the gusting winds, dry air, and as a result of that, we are going to continue with the red flag warning and then a fire weather watch for tomorrow in golden. jon: shea ryan in the fox weather center, shea, thank you. jenna: more fallout from the nuclear crisis in japan. now there's word the
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radiation has contaminated the food fly. we'll look at the real and perceived risks of this latest developments. >> and coast guard crew calls in to make a high seas rescue. wait until you hear who was on board this boat.
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mig hey everyone i'm megyn kelly, more calls from some on the left for union supporters to consider violence in response to actions like the budget bill in wisconsin. so much for civility. we'll name names. plus a special needs student gets brutally bullied on tape. and the child's attacker barely gets a slap on the wrist. how can that be? we will investigate. the president hits his lowest approval ratings on the economy since taking office and his report card from the independents could spell major trouble for his
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reelection bid. lou dobbs is here. all that, plus casey, the bullied teen who finally had enough is speaking out. you will hear from him, right here. see you top of the hour. jon right now, traces of radiation are showing up in some of japan's food supply and with the nuclear crisis still unresolved there, thousands of acres of japanese land might not be safe for farming, perhaps for decades. what does this mean for the japanese and the food they export to america? william la jeunesse live in los angeles with more on that. what about the risk william? explain it. >> reporter: jon, already, drinking water, spinach and milk, are so far to some extent are contaminated by radiation, in some cases up to 90 miles away and important, that wide field testing has just begun. there are two risks, direct contamination of vegetables and water supplies from fallout or indirectly when
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consumers eat foods from livestock that are grazing on contaminated soil. thousands, for instance, died after chernobyl, not from air exposure but from drinking can tom nated milk. japan is not chernobyl but they claim 19 dairy farms saw milk with five times radiation and spinach, seven times too high. >> there is going to be a zone around that plant and nobody knows how big that zone is going to be. it's going to be impossible to grow plants there for a while. not that they won't grow. it's that people won't want to eat them. >> reporter: jon, at this point there are five provinces in and around fukushima where they have detected these high levels of radiation, 90 miles away with a -- would be a lot of farmland to take out of production. jon: it sure would and obviously a lot of japanese consumers are afraid to eat some foods now, especially stuff that comes from their own country, and neighboring
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o some knob ring countries are suspending exports. >> the concern is once it enters the food chain, radiation, even at low levels over time, can be lethal, for instance, gamma-rays from sezium can break down the internal orgbegans, iodine can cause thyroid cancer. leafy greens are at most risk, exposed to contaminated air, while meat, eggs, milk products are at most risk, through eating contaminated grass arfeed -- or feed. >> there will be a demand for certified safe suukwi and other fish and that might mean it will increase the cost of those fish for a while at least. >> reporter: so at this point, jon, the half life of radioactive iodine is eight days, that decays quickly but sezium can stay around a long time. jon: it's one to watch. thanks, william la jeunesse. jenna: america, land of the
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free, but maybe not if you're visiting from canada, mexico or the carribean. a new proposal in the federal budget would charge our nearby neighbors a fee. there's already some grumbling about this plan. molly line is in boston with this story. >> it's a relatively small fee and many countries already pay it, it's about 5.50, it would go towards increasing national security at our airports and ports and would add up to millions upon millions of dollars but as you mentioned, there is grumbling especially from the neighbors to the north, especially the prime minister, steven harper who said we want to make sure trade and travel is easier, not more difficult, citizens from the carribean and mexico would also be paying the fee. the department of homeland security are the ones suggesting this and analysts believe it could bring in $110 million. here's a statement from homeland security, adam fletcher, saying the current exemption means the fees collected from passengers entering from all other countries and appropriated tax dollars are subsidizing the inspections of passengers from canada, mexico and the carribean.
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removing the exemption would bring fee parity for all air and sea passengers entering the united states. now, canadian foreign affairs officials have said essentially they don't like this idea and they believe that this in this fragile economic recovery is not the time to be imposing new fees or taxes on canadians. jenna. jenna: molly line, thank you very much. jon: i don't he jon: it is our must see moment, brought to you by the brave men and women of the u.s. coast guard, a family adrift on a sailboat. it had the potential to go very bad. coast guard to the rescue. that's next. any state, just $4.95. that's cool and al.. but it ain't my mone seriously do not care... so, you don't care what anyone says, you want to save this company money! that's exactly what i was sayi. hmmm...
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